Seydel Nonslider Chromatic harmonica
A chromatic harmonica withtout a slider, Made by Seydel
NONSLIDER Chromatic - Seydel harmonica
A chromatic with no slide, no valves where you can bend or oeverblow the notes
The NONSLIDER Chromatic DE LUXE STEEL with stainless steel reeds. This instrument is a design study in a limited edition, that opens up many new possibilities for the players to play chromatically, no matter if they have played chromatic harmonica or diatonic blues harmonica before!
The NONSLIDER Chromatic is a reliable instrument that is virtually maintenance free. 48 stainless steel reeds guarantee a great sound and a long playing pleasure. Furthermore, stuck valves or a jammed slider are things of the past.
How does the NONSLIDER Chromatic principle work?
With the help of the newly developed double-row mouthpiece, the semitones are reached simply by tilting the instrument. A slight angling down or up is sufficient to reach all chromatic notes by directly playing the corresponding holes on the respective row.
The notes on the lower row of holes are the same like in the "slide-pressed position" on standard chromatic harmonicas. The instrument is tilted down or up, or the player changes the position of his lips (pointed-mouth technique/lip-pursing) to reach the right notes.
* Please note: In order to achieve an optimal tone responses, the reeds of the LC, LD and LF variants, as well as the C 'Orchestra tuning' are equipped with valves (full and/or half-valving). Bending of certain half-valved notes is still possible - all valved blow notes can additionally be bent down in pitch. Overblows are not playable if the reeds are valved.